‘Hidden Figure’ & Human Computer, Katherine Johnson Dies at 101

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Katherine Johnson, one of the history-making NASA mathematicians known as a “human computer” depicted in “Hidden Figures,” died Monday. She was 101.

“Johnson helped our nation enlarge the frontiers of space even as she made huge strides that also opened doors for women and people of color in the universal human quest to explore space,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a statement.

In a tweet, he called Johnson “an American hero.”